The Droid X may be a solid competitor to the iPhone based on early reviews.
The New York Times, CNET, and PC Magazine gave the Droid X, and especially its large 4.3-inch screen–v. the iPhone’s 3.5-inch display–a thumbs up.
The Times called it “a speed rocket, much like its recent rivals. It’s impossible to overstate how satisfying it is to use a snappy, responsive gadget.” And it praised its roomy screen and support of Flash.
The Droid X will be offered through Verizon Wireless starting July 15 for $199 after rebate (with contract). Verizon calls it a “home theater in your pocket.” It has an 8 MP camera with 720p video capture, HDMI output and HD video. It has a new faster 1GHZ processor and it can serve as a WiFi hotspot for five other devices if you pay an extra $20 per month.
CNET gives it 4 out of 5 stars and engadget says it “steal[s] the spotlight from anything else in Verizon’s lineup.” The display says engadget: “well, it’s beautiful. Compared to the AMOLED-equipped Nexus One, it’s far more usable in daylight…”
Quirks of the Droid X are the security warnings before you download Android apps, the wily screen rotation, and WiFi-less Skype, said the Times.